New prospects for O&S
Expectations for the upcoming O&S, flagship fair for surfaces and coatings, are rising once again, with the announcement that starting in 2014 O&S will be held in parallel with the parts2clean flagship trade show for industrial parts and surface cleaning, at the Stuttgart exhibition center.
"By consolidating O&S and parts2clean, we have a trade fair pairing that covers the entire coating process from pre-treatment to finished surfaces," says Günter Buchmann, Managing Partner of the company LUTRO Luft- und Trockentechnik. "This new grouping will appeal particularly to manufacturers of painting systems whose portfolio covers the whole process, for both small and large components, and pre-treatment before dry cleaning processes (such as sandblasting), right through to chemical wet cleaning processes (such as degreasing and phosphating). For us as an exhibitor this merger is sure to bring in a larger number of visitors interested in complete solutions. Both exhibitors and visiting trade professionals will benefit."
The organizer, Deutsche Messe, also expects consolidation of the two fairs to draw stronger international participation in particular.
New opportunities to strengthen the presentation of individual topics are also generated by bringing together the two fairs. For example, medical technology can gain a sharper focus as an important user sector for surface technology. Medical technology offers additional potential for various surface treatment processes, such as plasma surface technology and radiation technology.
Solution-oriented consulting is also expanding at O&S 2014. Those interested can address their questions and concerns before the start of the fair to Dr. Martin Riester, director of the surface technology association of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), and Dr. Martin Metzner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). During the fair, trade professionals will be directed to exhibiting companies and the solutions that match their needs.
Two additional trade shows are held at the Stuttgart exhibition center at the same time as O&S and parts2clean. These are LASYS, flagship trade fair for laser materials processing, and AUTOMOTIVE Expo, a combination of various trade shows in the automotive sector.
24.6. bis 26.6.2014, Messegelände Stuttgart
O&S, the international trade fair for surface treatments and coatings, spans a wide range of surface technology disciplines, including electroplating, liquid surface coating, industrial plasma and laser surface treatment, heat treatment, custom coatings and analysis, measuring and testing systems.
As the international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning, parts2clean brings together market and technology leaders from a wide range of sectors. The show's theme areas include equipment, processes and process media; solutions for degreasing, cleaning, deburring and pre-treating components; parts baskets and work piece carriers; handling technology and process automation; cleanroom technology; corrosion protection, preservation and packaging; contract cleaning; and quality assurance, test methods and analysis procedures.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Deutsche Messe AG